Aug 25 - CS Grad and PhD New Student Orientation


Incoming CS grad and PhD students, mark your calendars!

On August 25 the Department of Computer Science will welcome all new graduate, PhD, and BS/MS students to campus at its fall semester orientation session. Incoming students will learn everything they need to know to have an awesome year. Activities include meeting with faculty and current students as well as socializing with new classmates.

As you can see from the tentative schedule below, new graduate and PhD students should prepare for a busy day!  See you on the 25th!


Event and Location

9:30am - 10:00am

Breakfast, NCS atrium

10:00am - 10:30am

Chair's Welcoming Remarks, ENG 145

Prof. Samir Das, Department Chair

10:30am - 11:00am

Computer Science Graduate Student Organization (CSGSO) remarks, ENG 145

Srujan Cheemakurthi, MS student

11:00am - 12:30pm

MS program orientation, ENG 145

(MS students only)


Prof. Erez Zadok, Graduate Academic Advisor

PhD program orientation, NCS 120

(PhD students only)


Prof. C.R. Ramakrishnan, Graduate Program Director

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch, NCS atrium

1:30pm - 2:00pm

GESU remarks, NCS 120

(only PhD students and paid MS students)

Doğa Öner,

2:00pm - 2:15pm



MS student panel, ENG 145

(MS students only)

PhD remarks, NCS 120

(PhD students only)


Veena Krish, PhD student

2:15pm - 4:00pm

PhD student panel, NCS 120

(PhD students only)



NCS - New Computer Science building

ENG - Engineering building


Special notes:

1) There are "Faculty Overview Talks" scheduled for September that you don't want to miss! MS students have the option of attending and PhD students are required to attend for CSE600 credit. These talks will take place from 2:40p-3:40p on Sept. 8, 22, and 29. The location is still being finalized for these talks.